Holder DNA Genealogy Project

Current Status

As of September 16, 2018, we have the following HOLDER Y-DNA samples in our project. In most cases, the donor is a grandson or great-grandson of the last person named. Please see the RESULTS page for a summary table.

Also see Bill Holder's 1880 census project. Links have been added to the state projects for some of our Holder participants.

Don Holder's site for Holders in Texas [link added October 2018].

 

001 Group A. USA: Thomas Holder & Susannah Bunch, Bertie Co. NC > John Holder & Mary Jackson, Bertie & Orange Co. NC > Aaron Holder & Rebeccah Evans; Orange, Wake & Chatham Co. NC > John Holder & Maryanne Elizabeth Smith, Chatham Co. NC, Joseph Isaiah Holder & Sarah Eveline Worthington, Chatham County, NC to Alachua County, Florida. This sample defines family group A.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
John Holder 1817-?, Chatham Co. NC (#211)
Joseph Isaiah Holder 1867-?, Chatham Co. NC (#215)

002 Group B. USA: John Holder 1694-1784, m. Barbara Volck; sometimes spelled Holter > Joseph Holder > George > John > John > Jacob > Claude
London, England to Dutchess County NY (1710), Philadelphia/Bucks Counties PA, Berks/Lehigh Counties PA, Surry/Stokes Counties NC, Lawrence County IN, Woodford County IL, Gage County NE, Rawlins County KS, Harlan and Adams Counties NE, Denver County CO. This sample defines group B.
Haplogroup I-P37
1880 census:
John Holder 1821-1887, Woodford Co. IL (#75)
Jacob Manford Holder 1854-1921, Woodford Co. IL (#101)

003 Group A. USA: Thomas Holder & Susannah Bunch, Bertie Co. NC > John Holder & Mary Jackson, Bertie & Orange Co. NC > Aaron Holder & Rebeccah Evans; Orange, Wake & Chatham Co. NC > John Holder & Maryanne Elizabeth Smith, Chatham Co. NC > John Henry Holder & Eldora Holland, Chatham County, NC
This sample matches #001 and others in group A.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
John Holder 1817-?, Chatham Co. NC (#211)
John Henry Holder 1856-?, Chatham Co. NC (#212)

004 Group A . USA: Thomas Holder & Susannah Bunch, Bertie Co. NC > John Holder & Mary Jackson, Bertie & Orange Co. NC > Aaron Holder & Rebeccah Evans; Orange, Wake & Chatham Co. NC > Gilbert Evans Holder (1811-after 1880) Wake County, NC and Lincoln, Bedford and Moore County, TN > Aaron Wesley Holder (1834-1907) Wake County, NC and Lincoln, Bedford amd Marshall County, TN
This sample matches #001 and others in group A.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Gilbert Evans Holder 1811-?, Moore Co. TN (#124)
Aaron Wesley Holder 1834-1907, Marshall Co. TN (#255)

005 Group D. USA: William Presley Holder (ca. 1780/1780 NC or TN - ca. 1830, Jefferson Co. TN) > Eppa Samuel Holder (1821-1884) Knox Co. TN to Caldwell Co. MO > James Holder (1845-1900) Ray and Caldwell Counties MO.
This sample matches #008 over 24/25 markers (group D), with the divergent marker being a relatively stable one, and also matches #018 24/25 but with the divergent marker one of the more rapidly mutating ones.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Eppa Samuel Holder 1821-1884, Caldwell Co. MO (#254)
James Holder 1845-1900, Caldwell Co. MO (#138)

006 Group C. USA: Alexander Valentine Holder b. Indiana 1840, thought to be the son of James Holder and Lucinda Worley who married in Indiana in 1838; Alexander was father of James Lee Holder (1874-1935), born in Missouri; descendants in Oklahoma
This sample is unique so far and defines group C.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Alexander Valentine Holder 1840-1931, Andrew Co. MO (#238)

007 Group E. USA: John Holder (1748) > Moses Franklin Holder (1780) > William Holder 1812, Franklin Co. TN.
This sample is unique so far and defines group E. We've recently learned that this sample probably descends through a female HOLDER ancestor who took back her maiden name after her marriage dissolved. Therefore the DNA of this donor matches her husband's biological ancestry, not the Holders.
Haplogroup R-M269

008 Group D. USA: Solomon Holder b. 1774; descendants to Pendleton Co. SC and Franklin Co. TN > Alfred Holder 1797 Pendelton Dist. SC to Dade Co. MO > William James Holder 1835 Madison Co. AL, to MO > William Hamilton Holder b. 1869 MO to KS
This sample belongs to group D.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
William Hamilton Holder 1869-1936, expected to be in Pettis Co. MO in 1880, but not found

009 Group D. USA: John Holder of Boonesboro KY
This sample is identical to 008 over 37 markers.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
William Dunbar Holder 1824-1900, Lafayette Co. MS (#38)
Eugene Michel Holder 1869-1946, Lafayette Co. MS (#43)

010 Group F. USA: Samuel Holder (1803-1864 b. PA, d. MO) > John Holder b. 1833 Ohio, married Margaret Hughs b. 1845 of Kentucky. This sample was unique at the time of testing and defined Group F. Subsequently two samples (081 and 117) have been tested from men named Holter rather than Holder, and these are similar enough to 010 to be included in Group F.
Haplogroup formerly R-M198, now R-M512<1880 census:
James Holder b. 1833, Ohio; Atchison Co. KS (#18)
Joseph Edgar Holder 1871-1935 Atchison Co. KS (#23)

011 Group G. USA: Alston Holder, first appeared on 1800 census in Spartanburg, SC>James Holder b. 1808 TN > Hosea W. Holder b. 2/1829 in Warrick Co., IN > Hosea Frank b. 4/1873 in Warrick Co., IN. This sample defines group G.
Haplogroup I-M253
1880 census:
Hosea Frank Holder 1873-, Warrick Co. IN (#109)

012 Group D. USA: Bennett Holder, born 1805, South Carolina; 1820 Franklin Co. Tennessee; 1830 and 1840 Jackson Co. Alabama; 1850 McNairy Co. TN; 1850 through 1886 Lawrence County, Arkansas. Thomas Holder, born 1828 Jackson Co. AL, McNairy Co. TN, Lawrence Co. AR. died 1899; William J. Holder, born 1860, died 1899, Lawrence Co. AR. This sample belongs in group D; see also samples 029 and 060.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Bennett Holder 1805-?, Lawrence Co. AR (#177) Thomas Holder 1828-1910, Lawrence Co. AR (#199)

013 Group A. USA: William P. Holder born 1815 in Murphy, Cherokee County, NC & Margaret Sherrill; William Clayton Holder (b. Oct. 22, 1848 in NC, d.November 09, 1923) & Harriet Evelyn Dunlop; William Newman Holder (b. December 31, 1875 in Parker County Texas, d. January 09, 1945 Deming, New Mexico) & Dora Leddenham.
This sample matches group A over 24 of 25 markers, the only difference being in the rapidly mutating marker DYS 458.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
William Clayton Holder 1848-1923, Parker Co. TX (#301)
William Newman Holder 1875-1945, Parker Co. TX (#305)

014 Group A. USA:William Holder & Mary Ann Hardin?? > Daniel Holder & Nancy Standeford Orange Co. NC > William Henderson Holder & Nancy Hauser, Stokes/Forsyth Co. NC > Daniel P. Holder, Indiana
This sample matches group A.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Daniel P. Holder 1855-1941 should be present, but I haven't found him yet.
His brother James Wesley Holder is in Bartholomew Co. IN (#35)

015 Group H. USA: Abraham Holder b. ca. 1782-90 VA to PA > Thomas J. Holder b. 1825 PA > Lebeus Holder b. 1851 PA
This sample defines group H. Sample 028 appears to belong in this group also.
Haplogroup I-M253
1880 census:
Thomas J. Holder 1825-1895, Greene Co. PA (#27)
Lebeus Preston Holder 1851-1916, Greene Co. PA (#29)

016 Group B. USA: Henry Holder (1803-1872) PA>IN, married Sarah Pinkley [error corrected 9/29/07] > Joseph Holder (1839-1922, Indiana)
This sample belongs to group B.
Haplogroup I-P37
1880 census:
Joseph Holder (1839-1922), Henry Co. IN (#64)

017 Group A. USA: William P. Holder b. ca. 1815 NC - d. ca. 1860 Polk Co. AR) > William Clayton Holder (1848 NC - 1923 Lynn Co. TX) > Ben Rogers Holder (1889-1968 TX)
An error at Family Tree DNA initially showed this to be a unique group. The corrected results indicate that this matches group A, as expected.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
William Clayton Holder 1848-1923, Parker Co. TX (#301)

018 Group D. USA: Jeptha Holder, Pittsylvania Co. VA and Randolph Co. NC > David Meredith Holder b. 1823 > David Michael Holder b. 1867
This sample belongs to group D.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
David Meredith Holder 1823-?, Randolph Co. NC (#157)
David Michael Holder 1867-1946, Randolph Co. NC (#161)

019 Group D. USA: Gabriel Holder m. Rhoda Reed > Laban Rice Holder m. Armilda Lair > Jeremiah C. Holder m. Mary Ann Kelsey
This sample belongs to group D.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Jeremiah C. Holder 1840-1891, Russell Co. KY (#158)

020 Group A. USA: William B. Holder, born 1863 (location unk), married Ollie Jones in Alabama and later moved to Wichita Falls TX
This sample matches the group A1 samples at all of the first 25 markers.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
William B. is expected to be in Alabama or Texas, but hasn't been located yet.
In 1900 he was in Limestone Co. TX.

021 Group D. USA: John Holder (d. White Co. TN 1863), thought to be a son of Davis Holder of Pittsylvania Co. VA
This sample belongs to group D.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
John Denton Holder 1838-1901, White Co. TN (#430)

022 Group D. USA: Solomon Holder of Franklin Co. TN, Wilson Holder
This sample belongs to group D.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Thomas Adolphus Holder, Upshur Co. TX (#185) as Dolph Holder

023 Group D. USA: Dempsey Holder of Wilkes Co. NC > James Holder.
This sample is also appears to belong in group D, but is not a perfect match for any of the others analyzed to date.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Hezekiah Holder ca. 1840-?, Butler Co. MO (#132)
William Greenway Holder 1867-?, Butler Co. MO (#133)

024 Group D. USA: Lane Holder of White and Perry Counties TN >Isaac Holder -> Parker Co. TX > Laney Clinton Holder
This sample belongs to group D.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Isaac Laney Holder 1833-1892, Parker Co. TX (#95)
Laney Clinton Holder 1860-, Parker Co. TX (#99)

025 Group G. USA: Alston Holder of Warrick Co. IN (see sample #011. This is thought to be the same Alston Holder who appears in Spartanburg SC in 1800) > Lorenzo Wesley Holder (1817-1893) > Lorenzo Wesley Holder Jr. (1860-1937)
As expected, this sample matches 011 (group G).
Haplogroup I-M253
1880 census:
Lorenzo Wesley Holder 1817-1893, Warrick Co. IN (#209)

026 Group B. USA: John Holder 1694-1784, m. Barbara Volck (see sample 002) > George Holder and Elisabeth Biehler > George Ludwig Holder and Elizabeth Morris > Joseph Holder and Susannah Leinbach (moved from Stokes Co. NC to Bartholomew Co. IN) > Lewis Cornelius Holder and Louisa Ann Gilbert > Alexander Elmer Holder and Eudora Edna Lockert
As expected, this sample matches 002 and 016.
Haplogroup I-P37
1880 census:
Joseph Holder 1804-1889, Bartholomew Co. IN (#33)
Lewis Cornelius Holder 1836-1912, Bartholomew Co. IN (#3)

027 Group A. USA: Elisha Holder > Shadrack Holder b. 1776 in Bertie Co. NC and Minnie Dunning > Thomas Holder b. 1807 KY and Lucinda Hildrith > Peter H. Holder b. 1832 KY and Henrietta White > Peter O. Holder b. 1877 Bollinger Co. MO
This sample appears to belong to Group A but differs from the others in that group at one marker.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Peter H. Holder 1832-, Bollinger Co. MO (#245)

028 Group H. USA: James Holder b. 1812 Harrison Co. VA (now WV) and Margaret Humphry > David William Holder (1847-1887) and Susan Clark Huls, Illinois/Missouri > James William Holder (1890-1982) and Charlotte Emily Brega, Missouri/Illinois
This same matches 015, Group H.
Haplogroup I-M253
1880 census:
David William Holder 1847-1887, Johnson Co. MO (#212)

029 Group D. USA: John Holder and Agnes Bledsoe (VA to AL) > Thomas Martin Holder > Bennett Holder > Henry Johnson Holder (b. AL, d. AR) > William Thomas Holder > James Bartley Holder Sr.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Henry Johnson Holder 1826-1901, Lawrence Co. AR (#179)
William Thomas Holder 1857-1900, Lawrence Co. AR (#195)

030 Group J . USA: Sion Holder b. abt 1821 NC m. Sarah Harvill, in Harnett Co. NC 1860 and 1870 > Thomas Jefferson Holder b. abt 1858 NC d. ? FL spouse 1) Flora Margaret Priest, NC 2) Mattie Lee Campbell, FL
This sample defines group J, and is a perfect match over the first 25 markers with sample 053, also a Sion Holder descendant. The two samples have two differences in rapidly changing markers in the 26-37 panel. Sample 056, also from Thomas Jefferson Holder, differs by what appears to be a recent mutation at DYS391.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Sion Holder 1824-1903, Harnett Co. NC (#541)
Thomas Jefferson Holder 1858- hasn't been located yet.

031. USA: donor has not responded to requests for ancestry
The first 12 markers for this sample do not match any other Holder submission to date, and because of the limited information available this sample has not been given a group designation.

032. USA: This kit was never returned to FamilyTreeDNA, but we do have ancestral information from the original submission.This family appears to have moved from Alabama to Milam Co. TX between about 1884 and 1890, based on birthplaces of children in the 1900 census. We have been unable so far to get an unequivocal identification of the donor's direct ancestors in the 1880 census, but there are hints that they connect to a family in Jackson Co. AL who trace back to John Holder and Agnes Bledsoe; see samples 007 and 029, both of which are also supposed to connect to this couple, but don't match each other.

033 Group D. USA: John Presley Holder (1813-1873) and Mary Longacre, Hood Co. and Somervell Co. TX
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Andrew Jackson Holder 1857-1932, Somervell Co. TX (#252)

034 Group A. USA: Newman Jackson Holder (1818-1896), born NC, died Texas, married Martha Ann Moss in Cherokee Co. NC 1847; in Hood Co. TX 1870s-1880s, moved to Donley Co. TX late 1880s. We suspect Newman Jackson Holder is the brother of William P. Holder (see 013).
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Newman Jackson Holder 1818-1896, expected in Hood Co. Texas but not located yet

035 Group D. USA: Joseph P. Holder b. 1797 VA, d. 1881 Searcy Co. AR > Spencer Holder b. ca. 1836 TN, d. 1890 AR > Perry Holder 1864-1946, AR
This sample belongs to group D and is a perfect match for 021 over the first 25 markers; they differ at marker #36. We think both these samples trace back to Davis Holder of Pittsylvania Co. VA, but we don't know exactly how they are related.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Spencer Holder 1836-1890, Searcy Co. AR (#39)
Perry Holder 1864-1946, Searcy Co. AR (#42)

036 Group K. USA: Thomas Peyton Holder (ca. 1815-1886), Bibb or Jackson Co. AL ? Winston Co. MS; Charles Thomas Holder (1840-1936); his son born MS, later moved to Michigan. This sample defines group K.
Haplogroup I-M253
1880 census:
Thomas Peyton Holder 1815-1886, Winston Co. MS (#143)
Charles Thomas Holder 1840-1936, Winston Co. MS (#31)

037 Group D. USA: Elisha Garrison Holder b. abt 1813 Warren County, Kentucky, d. abt 1887 Bastrop County, Texas; thought to be son of Jesse P. Holder born about 1789, Virginia. This sample appears to belong in the D2 group.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Elisha Garrison Holder 1813-1887, expected in Texas but not found yet
Elisha Green Holder 1847-1927, Limestone Co. TX (#336)

038 Group L. USA: James Martin Holder b. 1818, m. Sally McClure, Greenville SC -> Cherokee Co. GA -> Putnam Co. GA. This sample is unique so far, and defines group L.
Haplogroup I-M253
1880 census:
James Martin Holder ca. 1818-, Putnam Co. GA (#199)
Thomas Jackson Holder ca. 1858-, Putnam Co. GA (#201)

039 Group B. USA: John Holder 1694-1784, m. Barbara Volck (PA; see sample 002) > George Holder and Elisabeth Biehler (NC) > Heinrich Holder and Maria Hein > Benjamin Stanford Holder and Emily George > James Henry Holder and Susanna Stewart. This sample is in Group B.
Haplogroup I-P37
1880 census:
Benjamin Stanford Holder 1817-1888, Lawrence Co. IN (#127)
James Henry Holder 1852-, Lawrence Co. IN (#122)

040 Group D. USA: John Holder and Agnes Bledsoe > Moses Franklin Holder (ca. 1780-ca.1870) > Mark Holder (1802-bef 1860), lived Jackson Co. AL and Franklin Co. TN > Crocket Holder (1843-1910) born Jackson Co. AL, died Marion Co. TN. Based on the first 12 markers, this is a Group D sample.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Crocket Holder 1843-1910, Franklin Co. TN (#96)

041 Group K. USA: Thomas Peyton Holder (ca. 1815-1886), Bibb or Jackson Co. AL ? Winston Co. MS; Charles Thomas Holder (1840-1936). This sample is from a relative of the submitter of sample 036 (group K) and matches that one exactly.
Haplogroup I-M253
1880 census:
Thomas Peyton Holder 1815-1886, Winston Co. MS (#143)
Charles Thomas Holder 1840-1936, Winston Co. MS (#31)

042 Group B. USA: John Holder 1694-1784, m. Barbara Volck (PA; see sample 002) > Charles Holder (1744-1808, PA to NC) > John Holder (1773-1824) > John Timothy Holder (1812-1870) > Wesley W. Holder (1852-1930, Forsyth Co. NC)
As expected, this sample matches others in group B.
Haplogroup I-P37
1880 census:
Wesley W. Holder 1852-1930, Forsyth Co. NC (#419)

043 Group M CARIBBEAN: donor is from Trinidad, ancestors probably from Barbados.
This sample is unique so far and defines Holder group M.
Haplogroup E-M2

044 Group N ENGLAND: John Holder (ca. 1660-1731/32) Suffolk, England > Abraham Holder m. Sarah Driver > Thomas Holder m. Elizabeth Archer > John Holder (ca. 1771-bef. 1841) m. Mary Alderton > Thomas Holder (b. 1801) m. Sarah > Thomas Holder (b. 1829) m. 1) Ann, 2) Eliza Roe [family moves from Suffolk to Middlesex in this generation]> Thomas Holder (1857-?) m. Annie Maria Willmott > Henry Thomas Holder (1878-?) m. Elsie Amy Saunders (1891-1991)
This is our first sample from an English lineage, and it matches no other Holder sample. Family Tree DNA predicts it is in Haplogroup N3A, which is found in Finland and Russia, primarily among native Siberians. There is a possible name change in the 19th century, when a son may have taken his step-father's Holder name. This sample defines group N.
Haplogroup N-M178

045 Group D. USA: Bledsoe Holder (1783-1861) and wife Elizabeth Stewart > William Lawson Holder (1821-1876) and wife Mary Ann Looney > Isaac Bledsoe Holder (1859-1935) and wife Frances Elida Ford. This sample matches sample 037 (group D) over 25 markers.
Haplogroup R-M269
More information on Bledsoe Holder, from Mary Urban [pdf file]
1880 census:
Isaac Bledsoe Holder 1859-1935, Grayson Co. TX (#152)

046 Group D. USA: Solomon Holder (b ca. 1770-1775 SC, moved to Franklin Co. TN) > Ransom Holder > William M. Holder > Jeff Davis Holder. This group D sample is a perfect match on the first 25 markers for 022, a descendant of Solomon Holder through his son Wilson Holder.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
William M. Holder 1822-?, Franklin Co. TN (#321)
Jeff Davis Holder, Franklin Co. TN (#322)

047 Group D. USA: Bledsoe Holder (1783-1861) and wife Elizabeth Stewart > William Lawson Holder (1821-1876) and wife Mary Ann Looney > Clinton Lafayette Holder (1845 Polk Co. MO-1897 Grayson Co. TX) and Comanche Delaware Strait. This sample differs from 045, also a descendant of William Lawson Holder, at only one rapidly changing marker. It is identical over 37 markers to sample 037, whose known ancestry does not go back as far as Bledsoe Holder's generation.
Haplogroup R-M269
More information on Bledsoe Holder, from Mary Urban [pdf file]
1880 census:
Clinton Lafayette Holder 1845-1897, Grayson Co. TX (#147)

048 Group O. We have no genealogical information yet on this sample, and only 12 markers have been tested. The results are unique so far in our study, and define group O. Haplogroup E-M35
This haplogroup is most common around the Mediterranean, southern Europe and north and east Africa.

049 Group P. USA: William Holder, lived Lincoln Co. TN, died ca. 1915-1919, Madison Co. AL > John Lewis Holder. This sample defines group P.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
William Holder 1865-1929, uncertain; maybe Warren Co. TN (#294)

050 Group D. USA: George Wesley Holder (1845-1929) > William Bascom Holder (1871-1945). George Wesley Holder's father is uncertain, but he is thought to be related to samples 022 and 046, group D, probable descendants of Solomon Holder. The DNA results support this conclusion.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
George Wesley Holder 1845-1929, probably Franklin Co. TN (#174) as "Geery W."

051 Group Q. USA: Jeptha Holder > Branson Holder > James W. Holder > Seymour Holder > James Washington Holder, all Randolph Co. NC. Jeptha Holder is also the putative ancestor of sample 018, but they don't match each other at all. We are defining the DNA results from sample 051 as Group Q. Another sample from this lineage would be very desirable.
This person tested with another company, not Family Tree DNA, and we don't have a haplogroup designation for him.
1880 census:
James Washington Holder, Guilford Co. NC (#235)
Seymour (Semore) Holder, Guilford Co. NC (#238)

052. Kit was ordered in July 2007 but has not been returned to FTDNA

053 Group J. USA: Sion Holder b. abt. 1821 NC, m. Sarah Harvill, in Harnett Co. NC 1860 and 1870 > Neill A. Holder, lived Robeson Co. NC. This sample matches 030 and 056, group J.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Sion Holder 1824-1903, Harnett Co. NC (#541)
Neill Holder hasn't been located yet

054 Group D. USA: Jesse Prior Holder (1829-1920), Claiborne Parish LA > James Monroe Holder (1876-1929), Desoto Parish LA. This sample matches the D2 group.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Jesse Prior Holder 1829-?, probably Caddo Parish LA (#1)

055 Group D. USA: Hawkins Holder (1800-1870), SC to Tishomingo Co. MS > John Oliver Holder (1843-1922), Jackson Co. AL/Franklin Co. TN to Tishomingo Co. MS > Joseph Columbus Sidney Holder (1874-1931), Tishomingo Co. MS. This sample matches the D2 group.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
John Oliver Holder 1843-1922, Tishomingo Co. MS (#87)

056 Group J. USA: Sion Holder b. abt 1821 NC m. Sarah Harvill, in Harnett Co. NC 1860 and 1870 > Thomas Jefferson Holder b. abt 1858 NC, d. 1940 > Neill Jefferson Holder, lived NC. Except for what appears to be a recent mutation at DYS391, this sample matches 030 and 053, group J.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Sion Holder 1824-1903, Harnett Co. NC (#541)
Thomas Jefferson Holder hasn't been identified yet

057 Group R. USA: William Alexander Holder b. 1858 Greenville TN, d. 1885 Lucas Co. IA; said to be son of Johnson Holder and Nancy McKee. This sample defined a new group, R, which now also includes samples 074 and 087.
Haplogroup I-P37

058 Group D. USA: William B. Holder (1870-1956) > Lester Holder (lived Oklahoma). This sample appears to match groups D2, D3 and D4. Only 12 markers were ordered, so it can't be placed more closely.
Haplogroup R-M269

059 Group S. England: Nathan Holder b. abt. 1770, place unknown; d. 1840 Bristol, England > James Holder 1811-1865 > Arthur Ernest Holder 1860-1937, came from England to USA, died in Florida
This sample defines yet another new group, which we're calling S.
Haplogroup R-M269

060 Group D USA: Thomas M. Holder b. abt. 1778 Surry Co. NC, d. Jackson Co. AL. > Bennett Holder b. 1805 Greenville District SC, d. 1886 Lawrence Co. AR > Bledsoe "Bletch" Holder b. 1832 Jackson Co. AL, d. aft. 1880 Lawrence Co. AR
[Some genealogies give Thomas M. Holder's death date as 1823, but that appears to be the death date of a Martin Holder in Jackson Co., whereas Thomas Holder is in the 1840 census for that county.]
This sample belongs to group D2.
Haplogroup R-M269
1880 census:
Bennett Holder, Lawrence Co. AR (#177)
Bledsoe Holder, Lawrence Co. AR (#170)

061. This kit was ordered from FTDNA in October 2008 but was never returned.

062 Group D. USA: Charles (Charley) Holder, b. about 1803, d. after 1860, Warren Co. KY > John F. Holder (1837-1926), Edmonson Co. KY > John Franklin Holder (1874-1935) Edmonson & Warren Co. KY
This sample belongs to group D2.
Haplogroup R-M269

063 Group D. USA: Lane or Laney Holder, b. 1856, Perry Co. TN, probably the son of a John Holder
This sample shows a score of 15 rather than 14 at DYS19 (= DYS394), which places it in the D1 group, and a novel 23 rather than 24 at DYS447.
Haplogroup R-M269

064 Group D. USA: Davis M. Holder > Davis M. Holder (1854-1924) ? Benjamin Holder (1879-1945), Surry Co. NC
As expected from the ancestry, this is also a D1 sample. However, it has an increase of 1 at the paired markers DYS389-1 and DYS389-2, and two other changes in rapidly changing markers, suggesting a possibly more distant connection, and/or new mutations in this branch.
Haplogroup R-M269

065. USA: This sample comes from a family in western North Carolina, but does not match any of the other NC lines - or anyone else, for that matter. The predicted haplogroup is R1a1, but even within that group, it's an unusual Haplogroup. This will define Group T in our project. Haplogroup R-M198

066. USA: The donor of this sample is named Holder, but he has no matches so far, with any surname, at the 25-marker level, so becomes Group U in the project. We have not yet received any ancestral information.
Haplogroup I-M253

067 Group G. USA: Indiana. Based on the genealogy supplied by the donor, we expected this sample to match Group B, but found instead that it belongs in Group G. Since the later generations are known from family records, we suspect that there was a confusion of two Holders with the same name in the 19th century, presumably in Indiana where these two family lines overlap.
Haplogroup I-M253

068 Group D. USA: James Winston Holder (ca. 1821-after 1880) > Elbert Joshua Holder (1865-1949). Alabama > Texas. This sample matches 037, 047, and 055, and is very close to several others.
Haplogroup R-M269

069 Group D. USA: Joseph Holder (SC to Franklin Co. TN) > Mitchell Holder. This sample matches 022, 046, 050, 071, 092 and 098.
Haplogroup R-M269

070 Group D. USA: William D. Holder (b. ca. 1831, probably Virginia), lived Surry/Wilkes Co. NC. This sample is very close to 005, 018, 019, and 033, but has not been tied to any of them by paper evidence yet.
Haplogroup R-M269

071 Group D. USA: Dempsey Holder , possibly a brother of Joseph Holder (sample 069). The DNA analysis confirms a close relationship between these two samples. Others in the same general group are 022, 046, 050, 092 and 098.
Haplogroup R-M269

072 Group D. USA: John and Ann Holder, Sampson Co. NC > Jesse Holder > Malachi Holder, NC to Georgia > William McGee Holder, lived Alabama
Haplogroup R-M269

073 Group B. USA: John Holder 1694-1784, m. Barbara Volck > John Holder b. 1725 > Jacob Holder 1757-1828 (a Loyalist who moved from PA to New Brunswick, Canada, at the time of the American Revolution) > Samuel Holder > Robert Holder
Haplogroup I-P37

074 Group R. This sample matches 057 and 087, Group R. We don't have ancestral information yet.
Haplogroup I-P37

075 Group A. This is a Group A sample.
Haplogroup R-M269

076 Group A. William Henderson Holder and Nancy Hauser, Stokes Co. NC > James Wesley Holder, NC to Indiana > William Arthur Holder.
This line is related to sample 014.
Haplogroup R-M269

077 Group D. USA: This participant is an adoptee whose biological family is as yet unknown. His DNA matches samples in the D2b group.
Haplogroup R-M269

078 Group D. USA: John L.D. Holder (1796-1873, b. GA) and Martha Suttle, lived Winston Co. MS > Elijah L. Holder (1857-1907) and Margaret Elizabeth Ferguson. This sample also matches those in the D2b group.
Haplogroup R-M269

079 Group D. USA: Epson Holder (1803-1888) Stokes Co. NC > Hendricks Co. IN > Wayne Co. IA. This sample is in the D1 group; the closest matches are to samples 021 and 035.
Haplogroup R-M269

080 Group D. USA: Willis Holder (1789-1846) Laurens Dist. SC to Jasper Co. MS > William Albert Holder (1825-1903) Jasper Co. MS > Polk Co. TX > William Price Holder (1870-1942) Tyler and Polk Co. TX. This sample is in group D2b.
Haplogroup R-M269

081 Group F. USA: George Holter (abt. 1750-1820), Maryland > Jacob Holter (1776-1861) m. Catherine Neff, lived MD and PA > Jacob H. Holter (1819-1902) m. Catherine Pletcher, PA. We hypothesized that this sample might match the Group B Holder family, whose name occasionally appears as Holter in early records, but it does not. The DNA profile is similar to Holder sample 010, Group F. Sample 117 is also a descendant of George Holter of Maryland.

Haplogroup formerly R-M198, now R-M512<>

082 Group D. USA: William Holder (abt 1811-1875, Jackson Co. AL; possibly a son of Thomas M. Holder - see samples 029 and 060) > Joseph H. Holder (b. about 1848, m. Julia Summers; lived Carter Co. OK). This sample is in group D2b.
Haplogroup R-M269

083. USA: James Marion Holder born abt 1863, lived in Shelby County, TN; conflicting census records on birthdate. This sample does not match any of the existing Holder groups.
Haplogroup R-M269

084. USA: This sample is from a descendant of a 19th century man who took his mother's Holder surname.
Haplogroup I-M253

085. USA: Thomas Holder (1876-1943) and Mary Faulk > William Alex Holder (1894-1970), Alabama. This sample matches 121. Both donors are named Holder, but their other matches are to other surnames. Durden occurs frequently among the matches.
Haplogroup E-M35

086 Group D. USA: John Holder (born abt. 174-1786) and Rachel Morrison, Sampson / Cumberland Co. NC to Cleburne Co. AL > Green Berry Holder (1823-1905) and Mary Ann Rhodes, NC via GA to Calhoun Co. AL: Josiah Gresham Holder (1846-1909) b. Fayette Co. GA, d. Henry Co. TN. This sample appears to be in group D2b.
Haplogroup R-M269

087 Group R. USA: William Alexander Holder and Viola Elveta Smith, Tennessee > Iowa. This sample matches samples 057 and 074, group R. This is consistent with the histories supplied for these participants.
Haplogroup I-P37

088. USA: Thomas F. Holder b. about 1827 in GA or TN? d: 1862-4? (maybe killed in Civil War?) m: Mahala "Hily" McAlpin, 1845, Greene Co. TN. Thomas may have been the son of Cornelius Holder of Surry Co. NC. This sample doesn't match anyone else in the Holder project, but shows several matches to people named Campbell.
Haplogroup R-M269

089 Group D. USA: Elisha Garrison Holder of Warren Co. KY. This sample is a perfect match with sample 037, which shares the same ancestry, and also matches the group D2b samples 047, 055, 068, and 080.
Haplogroup R-M269

090 Group A. USA: (Adam?) James Holder (1799-1882) NC to Monroe Co. GA > Thomas Jefferson Holder (1839-1889) > John Thomas Holder (1877-1956), Henry Co. GA. This sample is in Group A, and most closely resembles sample #027.
Haplogroup R-M269

091 Group W. USA: William Holder b. 1793 and Sabre Keen, lived Cumberland Co. NC > William Holder b. 1816 and Nancy Mason, Harnett Co. NC > Malcolm James Holder (1851-1916) and Sarah Jane McLean. This sample matches samples 101 and 108. We suspect that William b. 1793 may have been a son of George Holder born before 1755, the earliest reported ancestor of sample 108. These samples define Group W. Their Y-Haplogroup is T-M70.
Haplogroup T-M70

092 Group D. USA: Solomon Holder of Franklin Co. TN > William M. Holder 1818-1910 of Madison Co., AL This sample belongs to group D, and is closely related to 022, 046, 050, 071, and 098.
Haplogroup R-M269

093 Group V. USA: James Wilbur Holder of Alachua Co. FL. Samples 093 and 094 define group V. The donors are known to be relatives.
Haplogroup R-M269 or R-P25

094 Group V. USA: see sample 094.

095. UK > Sweden > Norway. Samuel Houlder is said to have been from Gloucestershire, but was married in Wales to Sarah Jones, who was from London. They emigrated to Sweden in the 1790s, and then to Norway in the 1800s. The results don't match any others in the Holder project.

096 Group D. USA: Daniel Holder (1796 - aft 1870) born probably VA, lived KY, m. Sally Mariah Tinsley > Fielding Holder (1834-1894) m. Elizabeth Wood, born KY, > TX > Edward Holder (1868-1956) born Muhlenberg Co, KY > Hood Co, TX> Custer Co, OK; m. Louisa Caldwell
Haplogroup R-M269

097. USA: Luda Holder b. 1827 SC or GA, d. 1862 in Atlanta from war injury; m. Martha Cook in Carroll Co. GA, 1846. The DNA matches sample 122. No group designations has been assigned yet.
Haplogroup I-M253

098 Group D . USA: Solomon Holder b. 1774; descendants to Pendleton Co. SC and Franklin Co. TN > Alfred Holder 1797 Pendelton Dist. SC to Dade Co. MO > William James Holder 1835 Madison Co. AL, to MO > Richard Willis Holder. This ancestry is closest to sample 008 in our project, but the DNA is a closer match to samples 022, 046, and 092. Samples 022 and 046 are also descendants of Solomon Holder, but through his sons Wilson and Ransom Holder.
Haplogroup R-M269

099 USA: George Holder ca 1750, Duplin and Sampson Counties NC. Based on location we predicted this sample would fall in group J, but it appears to be unrelated, and doesn't match any other Holder sample so far.
Haplogroup R-M269
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100 Group D USA: Name unknown; family from Jasper, Covington and Smith Co. MS. There was a name change in this family in the 1800s, when a child took his step-father's name, but biologically this sample is a perfect match for group D2b Holders.

101 Group W USA: Nelson Holder Ritchie (1840-1913), born in Missouri to parents whose names we don't know yet. In the 1880 and later censuses, he says his parents were from North Carolina. This sample matches 091 and 108. The common ancestor has not yet been identified.
Haplogroup T-M70

102 Group D USA: Elijah Newton (E.N) Holder (1865-1905), maybe born Wilkinson Co. GA, d. Bibb Co. GA > Clarence William Holder b. 1893 Bibb Co. GA, d. 1958 York Co. SC. This sample is a perfect match for 037.
Haplogroup R-M269

103 Group D USA: Unknown ; This DNA donor is an adoptee whose ancestry is not known yet. This sample is a perfect match for 008.

The data for the remaining samples have not yet been added to the summary and surname group pages.

104 Group B USA: John Holder 1694-1784, m. Barbara Volck > John Holder b. 1725 > Jacob Holder 1757-1828 (a Loyalist who moved from PA to New Brunswick, Canada, at the time of the American Revolution) > Samuel Holder. As expected, this sample's closest Holder match is 073. The data have not yet been added to the Group B page.
Haplogroup I-P37

105 Group D USA: Henry Crockett Holder 1857-1927, Sevier Co. AR > Sabine TX. The closest matches to this sample are 060 and 072. The data have not yet been added to the Group D page.
Haplogroup R-M269

106 Group P USA: Unknown. This person is a close match for sample 049, but does not have the surname Holder. He has left the project.
Haplogroup R-M269

107 Group D USA: John Holder , from Missouri. This sample's closest matches are in Group D2. The data have not yet been added to the Group D page.
Haplogroup R-M269

108 Group W USA: George Holder, b. before 1755, lived Duplin and Sampson Counties NC; will dated 1799, Sampson Co. NC > George Vincent Holder, Duplin, Sampson, Cumberland and Harnett Counties NC > Wiley Holder > John V. Holder. This sample matches 091 and 101.
Haplogroup T-M70

109 Group D USA: This person joined the project in March 2016, but tested only 12 markers. Based on those, he appears to be in Group D2. We have no ancestral information yet, and the data have not yet been added to the Group D page.
Haplogroup R-M269

110 Group D USA: Jeptha Holder (1774-1748) North Carolina > David Meredith Holder > David Michael Holder. This family lived in Randolph County NC. This person shares ancestry with sample 018.
Haplogroup R-M269

111 Group D USA: Louis Thomas Holder b. about 1828, lived Madison Co. AL. This sample appears to be in Group D2c.
Haplogroup R-M269

112 Group D USA: No information yet.
Haplogroup R-M269

113 Group D USA: unknown The donor is an adoptee whose research is still in progress.
Haplogroup R-M269

114 Group D USA: Robert Francis Tapscott 1817-1874, Virginia. The DNA for this sample is clearly Holder, with the closest matches being samples 005 and 019. Tapscott family researchers think that Robert Francis Tapscott was the son of a man named Holder.
Haplogroup R-M269

115 Group D USA: John Henry Holder 1860-1912, Franklin Co. TN to. Coffee Co. TN > Claude Holder (1884-1936) Coffee Co. TN to Garland Co. AR. This sample's closest matches are 037, 046, 071 and 092.
Haplogroup R-M269

116 Group D USA: James Holder (1808-1855), Burke Co. NC > James Calvin Holder (1838-1895) Caldwell Co. NC.
Haplogroup R-M269

117 Group F. USA: George Holter (abt. 1750-1820), Maryland. This sample resembles 081, also a descendant of George Holter, and 010, whose name is Holder. Another sample from a man named Holter does not match these, or any Holders.
Haplogroup formerly R-M198, now R-M512

118 Group D USA: John Holder (1795- ) m. 13 Dec 1812 in Pittsylvania Co. VA to [Amelia / Permely] Pamelia "Permelia" Cox. Sample 070 shares this family history.
Haplogroup R-M269

119. The donor has not made his information available yet.

120. USA: Although the donor is named Holder, the DNA profile matches other surnames, including Shotwell, Grady, Gill, Troglin, White and Trogdon.
Haplogroup R-M269

121. USA: This sample is a close match to 085, whose ancestors are from Alabama. Both donors are named Holder, but their other matches are to other surnames. Durden occurs frequently among the matches.

Haplogroup E-M35

122. USA: Luda Holder b. 1827 SC or GA, d. 1862 in Atlanta from war injury; m. Martha Cook in Carroll Co. GA, 1846. This sample matches 097, who shares the same ancestry. No group designation has been assigned yet.
Haplogroup I-M253

123 Group A USA: This sample is a perfect match for sample 001 over 25 markers. We have no ancestral information yet.
Haplogroup R-M269

124. USA: The donor of this sample is not named Holder, but his more distant Y-DNA matches over 67 markers include samples 008 and 072. The genetic distance suggests the most recent common ancestor with these two persons lived at least several hundred years ago.
Haplogroup R-M269

125 Group D USA: Joseph P. Holder (1797-1881) Virginia > Searcy County, Arkansas. This sample shares family history with 035.
Haplogroup R-M269

 

Several other men whose surname is not Holder have also affiliated with our project, but since none of these matches any existing Holder sample, and we've received no ancestral information indicating a male-line Holder connection, they have not been assigned sample numbers.